What If Apple Had Released The iPhone In The 1980s?

What If Apple Had Released The iPhone In The 1980s?

Anton Repponen's iOS '86 concept re-imagines the user interface of the ubiquitous smartphone with the iconic look of the first Macintosh.

Kyana Gordon
  • 15 february 2012

Imagine if Apple had released the iPhone back in the ’80s? Thanks to a concept by designer, Anton Repponen now you can see what the interface would have looked like. The iOS ’86 renderings adopt the graphics of the original Macintosh, with the home screen featuring low resolution apps and the classic Chicago bitmap font. The design is thought-provoking as it combines elements of Apple’s origins with the way the iPhone works today. Though we love the current iteration of the iPhone, it’s great to think about what would happen if our devices traveled back in time.

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